Grilled lamb cutlets with olives, mint and white bean puree

Grilled lamb cutlets with olives, mint and white bean puree

Feed a crowd with these true blue grilled lamb cutlets.

 

Ingredients (serves 6):

  • 2 tbs currants or sultanas
  • 12 trimmed lamb cutlets
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbs lemon juice
  • 2 tbs pitted olives, quartered
  • 1 tbs salted capers, rinsed, drained
  • 2 tbs mint leaves, finely chopped, plus extra leaves to serve

For the white bean puree:

  • 2 x 400g cans cannellini beans, rinsed, drained
  • ¼ cup (60ml) low-fat milk
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • ½ tsp paprika, plus extra to sprinkle
  • 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil 

 

Method:

  1. Soak currants or sultanas in hot water for 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, for the bean puree, place the beans and milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until just below boiling point.
  3. Cool slightly, then transfer to a blender or food processor and whiz for 2 minutes until smooth and light.
  4. Add lemon juice, garlic, paprika, 2 teaspoons olive oil and some salt and pepper, then whiz for 1 minute or until combined. Set aside.
  5. Preheat a lightly oiled chargrill pan or barbecue to medium-high.
  6. Season lamb and scatter with oregano. Grill for 2-3 minutes until charred. Turn and cook for 2 minutes until pink in the center (or until cooked to your liking).
  7. Rest, loosely covered with foil, for 5 minutes.
  8. Whisk together oil, lemon juice, olives, capers, mint and soaked currants. Season and set aside.
  9. Drizzle lamb with dressing, then garnish with mint leaves.
  10. Spoon bean puree into a bowl, sprinkle with paprika, drizzle with remaining oil, then serve with the lamb.
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